New feral hog bait shows promise

In Southeast Farm Press

By Johnny Morgan, LSU AgCenter

Baits containing sodium nitrite as a way to control feral hogs are showing promise for LSU AgCenter researchers. LSU AgCenter animal science researcher Glen Gentry said his current research project is part of a grant funded by the Pennington Family Foundation.

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Tarnished plant bugs unusually high in Georgia

From Southeast Farm Press (there are photos too)

By Phillip Roberts, University of Georgia entomologist

Recently we have received reports of immature tarnished plant bugs in some fields; this is rarely observed in Georgia cotton. Unlike cotton production areas in the Mid-South, tarnished plant bug is an uncommon and sporadic pest of Georgia cotton.

Tarnished plant bug populations have been higher than normal and more insecticide applications have targeted tarnished plant bugs than usual during 2014.

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